Holy Trinity Cathedral
Holy Trinity Cathedral
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traveldoc147
London, Canada176 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We had heard a lot about this cathedral and its stained windows. However, it was disappointing to find that the gatekeepers (or so they seemed) were hawks at the entrance, waiting to feed on the tourists. There was no signage about an entry fee but they insisted on 200 Birr per person. It was as if we were trying to enter St. Paul's!
Even the St. Peter's basilica in Vatican is free!
We would have been happy to contribute towards the maintenance of the cathedral (as that is where most of the entrance fees all over the world is used for) but decided not to go in as this did not seem legitimate.
Written 12 January 2020
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DancingPandas
San Diego, CA28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The church is under renovations, cost is 300 birr per person 6 euro. There really is not much to see- the museum is one room and there is also a cemetary. Given that the church was built in 1944, there really wasn't enough there for my expectstions.
Written 7 August 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I went here purely for the histotical value of the place as I am not a member of the Christian community. There is a charge associated with visiting this place and you can pay this outside just near where the carpark is. The main person of the place gave us a walk around, there is a crypt below the center altar of the last emperor. There are a lot of traditional items that are usually used during service and festivities. A couple of sarcophagus of the emperor and his wife is also inside to see. I recommend this place.
Written 20 November 2022
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TravelingFamilyTrip
Chicago, IL209 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The church looks pretty nice from the outside, and I was really hoping to go in, but unfortunately this was the absolute end of my trip and I didn't have the 200 birr in cash that they (surprisingly, to me) require for admission. (roughly $6). It wasn't that it was too expensive, I just was out of birr. Yeah, I could have gone to an ATM, but it wasn't worth it for just this one place.
Written 12 February 2020
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JolantaM
Chicago, IL59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
There is a small price for entry (do not recall how much). Church is under renovation and a bit messy. But, it did not take away from a very nice visit inside to see the tomb of Haile Selasse. The compounds hosts cemetery in a very lovely park-like atmosphere. I enjoyed it.
Written 14 May 2022
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Pete E
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar198 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
DON’T! JUST DON’T. Not for many months after this review at least. Paid the entrance and then got to the cathedral to find it was closed for renovation. Went to ask for my money back, but they refused. They said I can visit the museum instead. I wasn’t interested in seeing the museum. Imagine taking people’s money without telling people that it’s closed for renovations. Disgraceful.
Written 7 February 2023
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Muluken G
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The Holy Trinity Cathedral is a site to be among the top to visit in Addis Ababa for learning history, discover arts and architecture, experience culture and religious backgrounds of Ethiopians in Addis Ababa.
P.S - Entrance Fee is 200 Birr (about 7 US Dollars) per person including guide service. Tip for good guiding is expected.
- For women travellers, please bring something with you for covering hairs for visiting the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Enjoy your tour of the Trinity Cathedral
Written 1 May 2019
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ciboulette_8
Ijevan, Armenia13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
I would recommend to visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral when in Addis - however, its best done with a guide, who can explain and add to the histoically very interesting context. The cathedral is not extremely impressive from the outsiden, but the church windows and paintings are remarkable. Remember to take off your shoes and preferably cover your hair (women).
Written 2 April 2017
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aababa
Addis Ababa74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The church leaves you in awe.  It is totally glorious from the outside, and the inside is just as amazing.  Halie Selassie's final resting place is supposedly inside this church and his and his wife's tombs are inside the church.  The tombs have three parts to them - the feet which represent the feet of the Lion of Judah, the main part which is symbolic of the Girogis church at Lalibela, and the top of the tomb, which is like the obelisks at Axum.  The stained glass windows are all scenes from the Bible and I found it strange that the people in them were white - but apparently it's because the windows were imported from Belgium.  Everyday at 4pm there is an incense prayer and ferangis are invited to attend.  The Priests sing/chant in Ge'ez and walk through the aisles with the incense burners and the traditional rattle-like instruments.  It's quite special.  The Museum at the back is worth a quick look, the artefacts were mostly donated by Halie Selassie but most are similar to those you see in other Museums....
The grounds of the church are nice for a wander, and the tombs are of men - both Ethiopian and Brittish - who died fighting the Ethio-Italian War.  Sylvia Pankhurst's grave is also here.  
Refreshingly, there are no "guides" lurking at the church, waiting to scam the next ferangi who comes along, and the Priests don't pressure you for tips.  
Written 14 February 2012
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Global2010
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Business
The church is beautiful and a must see in Addis. But beware the con men! There are locals loitering around the church exterior that will tell you that you need to purchase an entrance ticket. They will point you to their cohort, who will extort some birr from you. NO TICKET IS REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. It's a scam.
Written 5 February 2012
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